trace. dance workshops


trace. dance workshops

Artist Gerry Turvey with University of Huddersfield students and dancers from Hoot, will be joining artist Sophia Emmanouil in responding to the trace. exhibition through dance on Wednesday  26th March,  2-3.30 pm at Huddersfield Art Gallery. Please come along if you would like to join in or watch the interactive performance.


The Imagining of Things An Installation by Brass Art and Alistair MacDonald


The Imagining of Things An Installation by Brass Art and Alistair MacDonald

Please join us at 6pm-7.30pm on Thursday 17 October in Huddersfield Art Gallery for the launch of the next exhibition for ROTOЯ Transdisciplinary dialogue and debate.

Brass Art is Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneké Pettican a collaborative trio based in Manchester, Glasgow and Huddersfield. Working together since 1999, they have exhibited in Berlin, New York, Washington and at Tatton Park Biennale, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bloomberg Space, London and The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. Brass Art merge an interest in nineteenth century optical devices with early twenty-first century body-scanning technologies such as Microsoft´s Kinect, a motion sensor often used in 3D gaming. This allows them to explore the magical slippages between time and space. The artists perform a series of spectral alter-egos; pixelated, ethereal beings that make brief cameos before dissolving back into the shadows from whence they came.

The Imagining of Things showcases Brass Art´s long-term research project Shadow Worlds | Writers’ Rooms where they explore their preoccupation with shadow play, mirroring and doubles. This rich and haunting body of photographic and video work was produced during nocturnal visits to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in 2011-12, with sound by the Glasgow-based composer Alistair MacDonald.

The Imagining of Things is part of Art in Yorkshire Goes Contemporary and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The exhibition opens at Huddersfield Art Gallery on Saturday 12 October until Saturday 21 December 2013.

Admission free. All welcome! 

Lisa Stansbie’s Preview


Lisa Stanbies's Preview

Pictured above at the opening of ROTOЯ are (l-r) Emma Hunt, Dean of School of Art, Design and Architecture, Richard Butterfield, Museums and Galleries Manager for Kirklees Council, Lisa Stansbie, the School’s new Head of Department of Art and Communication, and Adrian Lythgo, the Chief Executive of Kirklees Council pictured at the opening of ROTOЯ.

Below, Lisa Stansbie gives her artist’s talk at Huddersfield Art Gallery. For more details of this event see here.

Review by Val Javin in the Huddersfield Examiner (17 February 2012).